Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich used the opportunity to honor Pearl Harbor Day by giving a shout-out to -- the Japanese.
On the 75th anniversary of the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor that destroyed most the United State's Pacific fleet and claimed the lives of 2,403 Americans, leaving 1,178 wounded, Gingrich tweeted out praise for the Japanese Empire's achievement.
"75 years ago the Japanese displayed professional brilliance and technological power launching surprises from Hawaii to the Philippines, " the Trump adviser wrote.
You can guess how that went over on Twitter.
75 years ago the Japanese displayed professional brilliance and technological power launching surprises from Hawaii to the Philippines— Newt Gingrich (@Newt Gingrich)1481148270.0
@newtgingrich This is a shameful think to post on Pearl Harbor day. 2,400 Americans lost their lives.— Matt Phillips (@Matt Phillips)1481149947.0
My great-uncle died defending USA. I guess he was no match for Japan's "professional brilliance". @newtgingrich #PearlHarbor75thAnniversary— Jake K. Turx (@Jake K. Turx)1481153652.0
@newtgingrich Yeah! I'm sure my grandfather really appreciated that professional brilliance as thousands fought and died around him at PH.— Mike Emerick (@Mike Emerick)1481150223.0
.@newtgingrich Way to disrespect the brave Americans who sacrificed their lives on that day, you draft-dodging cowa… https://t.co/m2yv6MASK1— Andrew Otis Weiss (@Andrew Otis Weiss)1481151514.0
@newtgingrich fuck you— Matthew Kory (@Matthew Kory)1481151275.0
@newtgingrich what's your assessment of the planning and execution of the 9/11 attacks?— southpaw (@southpaw)1481155164.0
@newtgingrich 15 years ago the Muslim extremists displayed professional brilliance and strategy launching surprises from New York to D.C.— It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Eric D. Snider (@It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Eric D. Snider)1481154685.0